Duck and cover? More like: Go inside and stay inside.
Sure, nuclear explosions are terrifying, but you're more likely to be exposed to radiation through more mundane means.U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
On Aug. 8, residents of Severodvinsk, Russia, witnessed a tremendous explosion. Experts across the world are still trying to piece together exactly what happened—and Russian media outlets are demanding answers from the Kremlin—but it seems clear the explosion came from somewhere close to the Russian Navy's nearby missile-testing range.
The current theory is that the blast, which killed five scientists and blanketed the immediate region with a still-unknown amount of radiation, most likely involved a missile equipped with a miniature nuclear reactor.
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